Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > November 2014 > 2014.11.13 > 02Prev  Next


"Excelsior" by Balfe on Orchestrelle Music Roll
By William Edgerton

In response to Peter Clarke's quest for a Balfe roll of "Excelsior"
[141110 MMDigest], Mechanical Music Library Int'l., Inc., has an
original catalog titled

  "Catalog of all 65 & 88-note Music Rolls Issued for the
   Pianola and Pianola Piano Up to July, 1914, published by
   The Orchestrelle Co., London."

In it is one entry for Balfe's "Excelsior": a 65-note accompaniment
roll marked "Duet for high and low voices."  There is no mention of
this piece in any of the ten reproducing piano formats in Sitsky's
"Classical Reproducing Roll" 2-volume set published by Greenwood Press
in 1990.  I hope this information will be of some help.

The non-profit Mechanical Music Library, Int'l., Inc., will be
described in more detail in a descriptive notice soon to come to MMD.
In the meantime, you can visit http://www.mechanicalmusiclibrary.com/ 
for more information.

Bill Edgerton
Darien, Connecticut


(Message sent Fri 14 Nov 2014, 01:34:06 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Balfe, Excelsior, Music, Orchestrelle, Roll

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   


Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google



CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2018 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

                                     
Translate This Page

. .